More than 200 students from across the state will come to campus Friday and Saturday to participate in the 27th CSU Student Research Competition.
The competition, which will be held at the Bronco Student Center, showcases excellence in scholarly research and creative activity by undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs.
Students will give oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California. The top two presenters in the undergraduate and graduate divisions of each category can win cash awards. Each of the CSU campuses can make up to 10 presentations.
The Cal Poly Pomona delegation was selected at the inaugural CPP Student Research Conference in March. Judges heard 142 student presentations, of which 106 were from undergraduates and 36 from graduate students.
The 10 presentations selected to represent Cal Poly Pomona are:
Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Graduate
“Biomechanics in ataxic horses”
Mentor: Professor Yvette Nout
Business, Economics and Public Administration
Roberto Carlos Flores
“Comparing Transit-Oriented Developments to Non-TODs along Los Angeles Metro’s Light Rail System.”
Major: Urban and Regional Planning
Mentor: Professor Dohyung Kim
Engineering and Computer Science, Undergraduate
“ORganics Exposure in Orbit (OREOcube) experiment on the International Space Station: Preliminary studies.”
Majors: Electrical Engineering and Physics
Mentors: Richard Quinn, Ph.D., and Professor Alexander Rudolph.
“Application of Virial-Based Mixing Rules for Description of Thermophysical Properties of Multi-Component Mixtures.”
Major: Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Sabyasachi Sen, Ph.D.
Jessica Lopez, Yuriy Bazlev, Henry Kwong, Jaime Adkins
“Mechanical properties of spider silk.”
Major: Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Professor Vilupanur Ravi
Joseph A. Wagster IV, Hovig Yaralian, and Matthew Rose
“Obstacle avoidance for a quadrotor using lightweight and inexpensive sensors.”
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Mentor: Professor Subodh Bhandari
Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences, Graduate
Joseph Henriquez, Nhu-y Nguyen, Elena Chavez-Juan, and Suming Chiang
“Long-term protection in Swiss Webster mice using a liposomal M2e Influenza A (L-M2e).”
Mentor: Professor Jill Adler-Moore
Humanities and Letters, Undergraduate
“But you don’t look like a lesbian: The portrayal of queer life through a feminine experience.”
Majors: Ethnic and Women’s Studies and Business Management
Mentor: Anita Jain
Humanities and Letters, Graduate
Darryl J.M. Balacanao
“Loki Laufeyson: A view on villainy.”
Mentor: Professor Donald Kraemer
Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Graduate
“Coseismic uplift and coastal geomorphic response to the 2012 September 5th 7.6 Nicoya earthquake, Costa Rica.”
Major: Geological Sciences
Mentor: Professor Jeff Marshall
(Photo: A student giving a presentation at the Cal Poly Pomona Student Research Conference in March.)